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kso 11-23-2011 07:40 AM

Harbor Freight blades
Are people still using these for quilting?

I finally made it to HF and bought several pkgs--great price. I came home and opened the first pkg. Had to throw the blades away. The had so many microscopic knicks in the blade edge that they wouldn't cut thru a single layer of fabric with less than 3 passes.

Gramie bj 11-23-2011 07:53 AM

I'd take them back, even carpet cutters need good blades if they wont cut cotton I don't think they would cut carpet! The only time I have had trouble with there blades was the first time I used them put 2 blades in at one time.LOL if I had read the package I'd have seen that they come 2 in a pack! LOL

Nanaof4 11-23-2011 08:00 AM

I've been using these for over a year without a problem but in the last package I had one bad blade. Even with one bad blade I will still keep using them, can't beat the price.

quilt1950 11-23-2011 08:02 AM

I have not had any problems. I agree - take them back.

luvstoquilt 11-23-2011 08:49 AM

I haven't used them but am about to order some. I hope this is a new and short lived problem...

carlasuewho 11-23-2011 09:02 AM

I got 2 packs of two blades and the hole in the center was too small for the peg on my cutter. :(
I have another cutter around here someplace, hope they`ll work on that one.

Stitchnripper 11-23-2011 09:39 AM

So far they have all been good and work for me fine.

Surfergirl 11-23-2011 10:41 AM

I haven't had any problems with HF blades. Return them to the store if they're defective.

dublb 11-23-2011 10:42 AM

I love HF blades! I had 1 bad blade in 20! Can't beat that price!:)

LisaGibbs 11-23-2011 11:01 AM

I just got some of these blades a couple weeks ago and haven't tried them. I sure hope that they work because they are so much cheaper than the brand name ones.

Doreen 11-23-2011 12:18 PM

Some are o.k. but I think they are shipping them out so fast they some are defctive. Take them back!

misoop 11-23-2011 12:49 PM

They have all worked great for me. The last blade I put in....I've been using it forever!!!

sandy l 11-23-2011 12:50 PM

I know a lot of quilters like the HF blades, but I've tried them twice and didn't like them.

kso 11-23-2011 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by Surfergirl (Post 4713606)
I haven't had any problems with HF blades. Return them to the store if they're defective.

Another 150 mile roundtrip!!!

montanajan 11-23-2011 01:14 PM

This thread has been around before - I use them, have had no problems, will continue to buy when I need more.

arbed31 11-23-2011 01:17 PM

I tried them and threw them away!

FancyFoot 11-24-2011 03:48 PM

Hated em :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: .......DULL

dublb 11-24-2011 04:14 PM

Originally Posted by kso (Post 4713935)
Another 150 mile roundtrip!!!

Why don't you E-mail Harbor Freight & see what they say?

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